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Monday, May 23, 2011

Health Benefits of Dandelions


Health Benefits of Dandelions

•    What is a Dandelion?   It is a plant that looks like a flower.  They have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head.  Each single flower in a head is called a floret.  A dandelion is an editable plant.  There are many different types of dandelion but the most common dandelion is known as Taraxacum Officinale.

Why are Dandelions Healthy for you?

•     Contain a variety of acids and other nutrients such as iron zinc boron calcium silicon and potassium vitamins A,B, complex C, and D
•    According to the USDA Bulletin #8, "Composition of Foods" (Haytowitz and Matthews 1984), dandelions rank in the top 4 green vegetables in overall nutritional value
•    Dandelion is rich in calcium, which is essential for growth and strength of bones.
•     Stimulates liver and promotes digestion.
•    It stimulates production of insulin from pancreas and thus help keeping low the blood sugar level.
•    Helps clean deposits of toxic substances in the kidneys and the urinary system.
•    Its disinfectant properties inhibit microbial growth in the urinary system
•    Dandelion sap, also known as dandelion milk, is useful in treating skin diseases which are caused due to microbial and fungal infection, as this sap is highly alkaline and have germicidal, insecticidal and
•    Good source of fiber
•    Purifies your blood

What can Dandelions help with?

•    Digestion disorder
•    Cancer
•    Anemia
•    Appendicitis
•    Diabetics
•    Breast inflammation to stimulate milk flow
•    Reduce abscesses in the breast
•    Fever
•    Boils
•    Eye problems
•    Diabetes
•    Diarrhea
•    Liver complaints
•    Kidney disease
•    Swellings
•    Skin problems
•    Heart burn
•    Dyspepsia
•    Lung and breast tumors
•    Jaundice
•    Hepatitis
•    Mastitis
•    Abscesses
•    Urinary tract infections

For more information on dandelions please feel free to visit the links below or you can go to your local library and get Desk Reference to Natures Medicine by Steven foster and Rebecca L. Johnson for useful information on dandelions

For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454

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